Dear PoP – food stamp fraud

Photo by PoPville flickr user hellomarkers!

“Dear PoP,

We went to the Safeway in Petworth the other night to pick up a frozen pizza or something for dinner. A young man came up to us in the store and said if we were paying cash, he’d like to trade our cash for his food stamps. Now, I’m sure this happens all the time, but it really made me angry. Those food stamps are for a reason, and if you are
bartering them for cash to buy whatever you can’t buy with them, then you don’t really need them. Is there a way to report such abuses? Anything that I could do next time I’m approached like this?”

What do you guys think should be done in this situation?

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